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virginia that, desperate search for survivors at the mine there. rescue workers are drilling holes into the upper big branch mine to try and ventilate the area where the four missing workers may be trapped right now. it could take up to 12 hours to get that air in. norah o'donnell is in montcoal west virginia this morning. what's the latest on the efforts to try to reach survivors if there are any. >> good morning. the good news is that the drilling has begun. they're going to go down some 1100 feet in order to try to reach four miners still missing. the governor of this state tells meet odds are long that they'll be able to find those miners alive. they were searching for them late last night but they called off the efforts because they were concerned about dangerous methane levels. so as you pointed out, they're going to have to drill a hole down 1100 feet to release some of those gases before rescuers can go back in. listen to how governor mansion described to me what they're concerned about. >> methane levels got so high that it was unanimous they decided no bring them out beca
to west virginia and what remains a rescue mission for those micing miners. crews are drilling into the pine to suc out the bad air. they've been banging on pipes but not getting any response from those missing miners. norah o'donnell is in naoma west virginia this morning. it sounds like hope is waning. >> that's right, chuck. good morning to you. today may be the day we learn the fate of those four missing miners. we heard from governor manchin who said that progress is better and that anticipated. in terms of drilling those bore who else, more than 1,000 feet into the ground, in fact, the first bore hole broke through at 4:15 a.m. this morning down 1,093 feet and then they're going to use these high speed fans in order to suck out the bad air to ventilate out some of that highly combustible methane gas and carbon mo oxide. they've got three other bore holes going in, as well. they're making progress. what's the goal? to make sure it's safe inside that mine. they're doing -- once it is safe and the governor says they may know between 10:00 and 2:00 today, they are going to ru
this morning, thank you. >> other news now. another setback today in west virginia at the site that have deadly mine explosion. rescue teams had to be pulled out of the upper big brank mine for a third time in morning after discovering signs of smoke and fire. brian mooar is in west virginia this morning. everybody is talking about hope. the rescue workers are saying it's still a rescue but this cannot be good news for them. >> absolutely not, savannah. the last thin ray of hope they had dimmed significantly this morning. you could really see it on the face of governor joe manchin as he announce that had rescue workers were retreating for the third time since monday, that they were being chased out this time by smoke and the possibility of a buildup of explosive gases. they really had one last place to check. they checked one of these rescue chambers, found out it was not deployed and had one more to check and were making progress toward it when they had to finally turn back around. at this point, they are out of the mine trying to pump in nitrogen gas to bring that combustible atmosphere back
. >>> in west virginia, rescuers are now inside the mine where 2 25 people perished on monday, hoping they will fine one of the four missing miners alive. tom costello is there this morning. tom, bring us up to date on this hope for a rescue. >> reporter: well, just to remind you there are four miners that are missing, and the hope is that all of them are alive, but of course the governor has already said repeatedly that the chances are very slim. they're hoping for a miracle here. 32 rescuers went into the mine just before 5:00 a.m. and interestingly, before they went in, they had to be very cleanly shaven, very close shave, because they had to wear oxygen masks, and those masks had to fit very tightly against their faces. as they go into this mine, which, of course, has just been consumed with very, very lethal levels of carbon monoxide and methane and hydrogen. they believe that those levels have dropped enough to allow the rescue to go in. so they went in at 4:55 this morning. but they have a very long journey, savannah. they have to travel five miles deep into this mountain, into
of virginia will be talking about their plans. it could happen this week and that, of course, requires one of those important republican crossovers to get it even to the floor of the senate to reach that will 60 to bring it to the floor. chuck, savannah. >> kelly o'donnell on the hill for us this morning. >> the future financial reform may hinge on this s.e.c. and its fraud suit against goldman sachs. the firm is trying to fight back hoping it doesn't become a political pinata. john harwood joins us. john, obviously the white house believes this goldman decision this s.e.c. decision, gives them a huge talking point to push hard now. how is golden fighting back. >> trying to say they're going to fight these charges that, there were two sides to the transaction. they structured these deals. yes, john paulson, the head fund manager helped them identify the securities that were going to be part of this package but it takes two to tango. you've got to have a buyer as well as a seller. that's what they did. >> i think it's interesting to see how this has already been used to political advantage.
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of arizonans upset? >> the arizona bill has major problems to it. when i was governor of virginia, some of my legislators and my then attorney general pushed on meet notion we should do something very similar is, basically deputyize local law enforcement to enforce the immigration loss. we agreed it would be a very bad idea for a couple reasons. first, it's not like law enforcement folks have a lot of extra time on their hands. if you tell them they're now going to enforce federal immigration laws you have to tell them what they're currently doing they need to give up. i think they should focus on violent crimes as their top priority. the law in arizona is going to have a negative effect on fighting crime because as soon as immigrants believe that the local police might be their enemy, they are much more reluctant. >> governor, i'm going to have to stop you. apparently we have a sound issue. we have an audio issue and your mike is not working. we're going to see if we can get it back. we're going to run to a quick break for now. if we can get it back, we'll get you back on here in a few minut
. >> the president met with billy graham yesterday before he left north carolina for west virginia. what did re-we learn about that meeting? >> the pastor to presidents. apparently he's met with every president since truman but president obama becomes the first president to meet with him at graham's place just outside of asheville, north carolina. white house spokesman bill burton says is the reverend graham is a spiritual leader. he expected they would play together. interestingly, reverend graham's son franklin graham recently the subject of some controversy here in washington and elsewhere after terming islam an evil religion, he was there in the meeting. the three of them as i understand it. was disinvited to a pentagon national day of prayer to take place in the coming weeks here in washington. so the president left his vacation. hel about two days there with the first lady in asheville, north carolina. who knew sort of a cultural little mecca in western -- i think i was the last one on earth not to know this. the town actually went gaga for president obama when he was there. >> mike vique
of tennessee and senator warn everywhere virginia. and they did it based upon response to the potential problems of bank failures in the future. the one thing that will ensure continued failures of financial institutions is if we adopt senator mcconnell's approach which is doing in nothing, let the remaining banks on wall street make huge fortunes. that's exactly what they want to do because all of the causes of this bank failure will still be in place. use of derivatives, unregulated not transparent, the ability of institutions to take on huge amounts of leverage, the ability of institutions to work in the dark, not on a transparent clearing platform or trading platform. so if you want to see another failure of this consequences, then just follow mitch mcconnell's lead, do nothing and then claim you're avoiding a bailout. >> senator, were you disappointed, you guys had a fascinating bipartisan working group going on in the banking committee. i know you were working with judd gregg. you brought up mark warner and corker. had you shelby and dodd. everybody was working on a piece of the b
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